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am a self-employed. i called my local health department and someone there, bless her soul, knew about the pre-existing conditions plan. she said, "well, you might check this website gettinguscovered.org." i was able to find out that i qualified. basically, you just have to have not been covered by insurance for a least six months, to mr. your employer cannot provide you with insurance -- which i'm self-employed -- cannot provide you insurance because of their pre-existing condition. it was fairly easy to qualify and to get it lined up. >> what is interesting i find about this program, while insurance companies are famous for saying no to everything, this one, they accept and what you to get accepted. so even if you are rejected, they encourage you to rewrite a simple form because they get fully reimbursed by the federal government. >> right. i am still kind of surprised i was that easily able to get insurance coverage with having a pre-existing condition. you hear about so many people going bankrupt. >> were you able to go for treatment? >> i was able to go to the cu , colorado univer
suffer. water quality is often perceived as a local or regional issue, as is the case of the guinea worm. but the very fact that water circulates around the globe and through the soil, means that contamination in one area eventually spreads. rebecca goldberg: the ocean has historically been treated as so vast that we can do anything to it and it doesn't matter. cities have pumped vast quantities of untreated sewage into the ocean. new york city has dumped garbage in the ocean. ships have thrown their wastes overboard or discharged their sewage directly overboard without treatment. the beaches of imperial beach, california, a seaside community south of san diego, are closed during much of the year because high levels of pollution pose a danger to swimmers and surfers. two miles to the south is the city of tijuana, mexico. almost half of the homes and businesses in this rapidly growing urban area are not connected to a sewer system. ababout half a mile short of that two miles is the mouth of the tijuana river, where a million acre watershed pours water and unconnected sewage from homes tha
-called fusion centers created after the 9/11 attacks to create intelligence sharing among local, state, and federal authorities. investigators have accused the centers as being bastions of waste, having virtually informad possibly infringing of people's civil liberties. as much as $1.4 billion in taxpayer funds designated for the center has gone unaccounted for by federal officials, the report found. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting in denver, colorado. we are on the road just miles from the university of denver, the site of tonight's presidential debate between mitt romney and president obama. it is the first of three presidential debates before the november 6 election. tonight's debate will focus on domestic policy, but one issue that will not be covered is the actual structure of the debate itself. the obama and romney campaigns have secretly negotiated a detailed contract that dictates many of the terms of the 2012 presidential debates. this includes who gets to participate, as well as the topics raised in the
in virginia may force many of the state's abortion clinics to shut down. and we will look and have local residents and virginia are organizing against a push by the nuclear and -- industry to lift the state's 3-year-long ban on uranium mining. >> we have spent 30 years on the fantasy of containment. there is no way to contain toxic or nuclear waste. he can come back to your drawing boards and come up with recommendations. but guess what? the community here and all the people down there river, all the way to north carolina and virginia beach are going to stop this. >> all that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are on the road in the capital of virginia, richmond. the official u.s. military death toll in afghanistan has passed the 2000 mark. more than 11 years into the war. in the latest attack, the suicide bomber killed 14 people, including three soldiers in the all the people down thereeastern khost r today. on sunday, two americans were killed in yet another shooting carried out by members of the afghan forces. a
groups, part of a wave of local efforts that's seen similar measures pass in eight other states. the oil giant transcanada has temporarily shut down its keystone pipeline due to apparent safety issues. transcanada told federal officials thursday it has halted the massive pipeline which carries crude oil from the alberta tar sands to illinois and oklahoma. the shutdown will last at least three days. at the news comes as activists in texas are nearly a month into a blockade against the construction of keystones southern leg. both obama and mitt romney appeared together in new york thursday night for the annual al smith memorial charity dinner. a group of protesters, including physicians and medical students, rallied to call for single payer health care insurance program. >> we're here because but president obama and governor romney -- what they want to do is a threat to medicare. with romney it is much more of a threat because he wants to do a program that will really destroy medicare as we know it. but president obama also wants to raise the age of eligibility for medicare, and we think t
to locals are often at the lower pay levels. then agmeade:he work may there's not an awful lot of other ways to make a living. ere's inteive wet rice farming-- with all its very hard labor-- and there's some local fishing, although the international fisheries and the japanese trawlers have really hurt that. narrator: seventy percent of the locals now re on urismfor their income. and with theew jobs comes the requirement to learn at least some english. if you met a guest in the corridor here, and he asks you, "where is the laundry?" what would you say? how would you answer him? sardjano: most of these young people come from the villages around the hotels. at our hotel, for instance, 60% of the staff are fromhe island of bali i. that's why they are mostly hindu. the other 40% come from java and other parts of indonesia. that's why they are mostly muslims or christian. excellent. your english is very good. you should be working in the front office. ( teaching staff in local language ) narrator: the mix of cultures within the workforce at the hotels results from a government policy encouraging p
. that is destruction interference. the eye gonna see nothing. you're not gonna see this in your local environment. what you will see in your local environment is white light from the sun. the sunlight coming down and hitting the gasoline on a rainy day. you've all noticed that. you notice that? it's gotta be a rainy day that the gasoline gives you the color. why? 'cause the gasoline gotta float on water to give you two surfaces to make reflection from, yeah? okay? now, when white light hits for this particular thickness, the blue is gone. you check with your neighbor and see if your neighbor knows. if the blue is gone from the white reflecting, what color is the eye gonna see? go. what's it gonna be, gang? - green. - something. how many say a yellow or an orange or something like that? yeah, yeah the complementary color of that shade of blue, yeah? we talked about this. we talked about the blue sky, remember? the blue sky scatters off blue. so given enough sky for the light to get through by the time light gets to you and all the blue is scattered, what do you get left, gang? you get the complementary
the infrastructure erode to the point where the local and state health agencies couldn't do their normal baseline functions to monitor-- what we consider the essential role, which is to monitor the pulse of the health of their populations. david bennett: in some marginalized populations and in people in jails and prisons, we found we had a big challenge on our hands, and there was a wake up call, a good response, and i think we've now turned the corner, but hopefully, we've learned our lessons, that the fact that we're now seeing a decline in tuberculosis doesn't give us any guarantees for the future. another thing that haunts me is, now, there are other much more common problems such as measles and some of these other ones for which, in the case of measles, we've had a perfectly good intervention now for more than 30 years and have not used it. we're using it more and more now to help reduce it, but there are several other problems. measles, polio, mumps, and chicken pox. the vaccine-preventable diseases of childhood are rarely seen in the industrialized nations of the world because of the immun
can see this plant that's floating. it's a water lily. locally, it's called wachinango. and this is one of the keys to the success of chinampa farming. this reproduces very rapidly and it's used as fertilizer. they collect it with a pitchfork-like tool, fill up these boats, and they throw it up on the chinampa. and in five days of work, they can fertilize an entire chinampa. and that's enough to crop successively all kinds of garden crops for 12 months out of the year. and then next year you go through the same process. keach: with chinampa agriculture, the aztecs could sustain a large population and draft armies larger than any competitor. agriculture was a key ingredient in a system that made the conquest state possible. by the turn of the 16th century, the aztec empire was a well-oiled machine that appeared unstoppable. in 1519, there were no evidences of any significant internal stresses in the aztec empire. it looked as though it was going to continue for at least another hundred years. in fact, they had contacted the highland maya as far away as guatemala -- had r
how he will cut the deficit, he says he can make the math work by eliminating local public funding for pbs. now, by the way, this is not new. this is what he has been saying every time he's asked a question. "well, we can cut out pbs." for all your moms and kids, don't worry, summit is finally getting tough on big bird. >> mitt romney criticize president obama for focusing on what he called "saving the big bird swo." >> these are tough times with tough issues for you have to scratch your head when you to the president's been in the last week talking about big bird. [applause] i actually think we need a president who talks about saving the american people and setting good jobs and saving our future. >> ohio is asking the supreme court to overturn a federal pills ruling that struck down the state's effort to prevent early voting the weekend before the election. although as republican controlled legislature had barred early weekend voting fleming state officials need the time to prepare for election day. last month, the u.s. district court ruled the state had failed to provide a convi
vessels. the recent dump happened in ju off the west coast of canada, where the head of the local nation said it was touted as the salmon enhancement project. the nation president said the local people would have rejected the project if they had known of any potential negative consequences to the ocean. the national oceanic a graphic and emma's werke administration has announced september 2012 was tied for the warmest september on record worldwide. september marked the 331st month in a row with global temperature above the 20th century average. the last below average temperature for any month was february 1985. the american civil liberties union has filed a class-action discrimination lawsuit against morgan stanley for pedaling predatory subprime loans to african-american borrowers in detroit. the lawsuit alleges morgan stanley lent billions of dollars to new century, a now-defunct subprime lender, and pressured it to make loans to borrowers who cannot afford them. morgan stanley later packaged the loans and sold to pension funds and other large investors. cuba has announced it will scra
the nobel peace prize. police in denver are investigating the shooting of president obama's local campaign office on friday. people were inside the office when a single bullet was fired through the window, but no one was injured. former pennsylvania senator arlen specter has died at the age of 82. he achieved national prominence in the early 1990's to in the confirmation hearings a future supreme court justice clarence thomas when he harshly question anita hill, the law professor who had accused thomas of sexual harassment. he drew criticism after accusing hill of perjury and helping to push through thomas's controversial point. a longtime republican, specter again made headlines in 2009 when he crossed the aisle to join the democrats. he retired after losing his seat the following year. and those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. @we begin today's show in texas, or a standoff is underway over construction of the keystone xl oil pipeline. it would run tar sands oil from canada to u.s. refineries on the gulf coa
influences was kenny isaacs. kenny isaacs was a local boxing hero. and i was one of these kids that was getting beat up all the time by bullies. i wasn't much of a physical specimen. and kenny isaacs was-- he was the fighter of fighters. everyone admired that guy. i remember going to lynn and watching him fight sometimes. i was about maybe 14 years old, 13, 14, and saying, "wow, this guy is so great." i wish i could be there in his corner, be sort of the kid that comes up with the water bucket, you know, and helps him. this is a gladiator, no one beat him up. but anyway, kenny isaacs was a big influence because, to make a long story short, three years later, kenny isaacs was in my corner. and a fellow lived next door to me, eddie mccarthy, who was a professional fighter, 135-pound, lightweight, very good guy. and he took me under his wing. but then he went off to the korean war. just before he did that, he turned me over to a local boxing hero, kenny isaacs. and he told kenny, "kenny, take young paul here under your wing. he's my protege." kenny did that. and i was gonna retire
in the green economy and meeting their social needs, that would be focused and controlled locally, the funded at the national level. >> justice party presidential candidate rocky anderson, how to create jobs? >> president obama would like us to ignore what is happening is past four years. granted, he came into a tough situation, but we have to consider that during the last 43 months we have had more than 8% unemployment. it is the only time in this nation's history that we have had a president that has presided even over three years of over 8% unemployment. the fact is, those 43 months of over 8% unemployment during president obama's term is four months more than all of the months of over 8% unemployment from 1948 until president obama's inauguration. he talks about recovery, all the new jobs. the fact is, in the downturn, 60% of the jobs lost were mid skill and mid paying jobs, and only 20% of the new jobs during the so-called recovery are in that category. most of the jobs are low-paying jobs, these new jobs he brags about are in retail sales and food preparation. there are things that have
local police to provide security. two journalists from the new york times were held in handcuffs before being released. activists with the tar sands blockade say or attempting to protect the environment and local water supplies from toxic tar sands oil. a portland, oregon activist has been remanded into federal custody for refusing to testify before a grand jury about fellow activists in the pacific northwest. leah-lynn plant is the third activist in the region to be jailed for refusing to cooperate with the grand jury. the 24-year-old could remain in custody for 18 months for choosing to remain silent. on wednesday, leah-lynn plant made a video saying she is ready to go to prison. >> i view it like this. the state thinks it is a black hole that can destroy whatever it wants for it is much more like [indiscernible] i do not look forward to what inevitably go with me today, but i accept it. i ask people to write letters, sent books, donate. my convictions are unwavering and will not be shaken by their harassment. today's october 10, 2012, and i am ready to go to prison. >> those are some
, "i've never looked any further than just around my local--" come on, come on, okay? and there's another thing too. you guys don't be knowing about- distant, distant mountains that are covered with show that are very, very bright, far, far away, don't look white. they look, kind of, yellowish. like, some of the blue didn't make it to your eye. i wonder how come distant bright things look yellowish, and distant dark things look bluish? in fact, when you look up at the sky, it's all blue. guess what the background is, the darkness of outer space. the astronauts get up. they're looking down to the same sky. they're looking straight down. here's the globe right here. did they see the blue? no. they don't see the blue. what do they see? the color of the earth. we look out, we see blue. they look down and say, "i don't see no blue." they wouldn't say, "i don't see no blue," that means they do see blue, yeah? they see that off at the edge, okay? but what's going on here, gang? think about these ideas. we'll be talking about it again, okay? [music]
a national politics and want to go to their farmers market and work on local issues and all that is very important, but the risk there is be billed a two-class food system where people who can afford to check out it do and everyone else is left beating industrial stuff. that is why we do need to do with these issues at the ballot box, deal with them in washington, deal with them in the white house. what about what happened in new york, the ban on large soda drinks that mayor bloomberg pushed through? your thoughts on this? >> mayor bloomberg has been fighting courageously against big soda for a very long time. when he sought to tax soda in new york, pepsi threaten to leave the state. that pretty much next it. he looking for other tools. he discovered, lo and behold, the mayor has is on power that he can regulate the size of cups and to the health department laws. but everywhere, but in movie theaters and restaurants so he decided to go after that. you know, i don't think it is a bad idea. it is something we have to try. it has been mocked in incredible extent and is sounds like paternali
department is suing state and local officials in mississippi for allegedly violating the rights of children -- especially black and disabled -- with routine and unjustified arrests. a federal complaint accuses officers in meridian, mississippi of operating the "school to prison pipeline" in which youth are consistently arrested after being suspended from school for infractions such as dress code violations or talking back to teachers. it's the first on the justice department is used a 1994 federal anti-discrimination law on behalf of youths. sudan has accused israel of bombing a weapons factory and the sudanese capital of khartoum, killing two people and leaving another seriously wounded. sudanese officials said four aircraft were able to ebay radar defenses to hit the military facility in the middle of the night, causing a massive fire and damaging several nearby homes. it was the latest in a series of bombings in sudan blamed on israel over the past several years. the israeli military has refused to confirm or deny wednesday's attack. ecuador has as the british government to assure the sa
services group planned parenthood. the law bans the use of public funds by state or local government to contract in the organization that provides abortions as one of its services. planned parenthood of arizona won a temporary injunction on friday, extended a freeze on the law's implementation. planned parenthood has faced a crackdown in more than a dozen states, including in texas, which last week for in a shut down a health program for low- income women rather than allow planned parenthood to remain involved. and those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are at the community media center in san rafael, california a. o'mara services are scheduled to begin on thursday in sioux falls, south dakota for former democratic senator and presidential candidate george mcgovern. he died on sunday at the age of 90. senator mcgovern is best known for running against richard nixon in the 1972 presidential election on a platform of withdrawing u.s. troops from vietnam, reducing defense spending, and providing amnesty
-atlantic to the north, you need to take this very serious and follow the instructions of your state and local officials because they're going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm. >> the storm has already killed 66 people in the caribbean, where battered haiti and cuba. in haiti, a top u.n. relief official warned of a heightened risk of a new outbreak of waterborne disease. >> so the entire southern peninsula, including the province [indiscernible] has been heavily affected with flooding, rivers have burst out of their banks, canals running through port-au-prince. what we fear most is that there might be spikes in waterborne diseases, especially cholera, which we always see after flooding and rain in haiti. >> new york is among many states to close schools and transit systems in preparation for the storm. it the entire new york subway system is being shut down for the second time in 14 months after no previous instances. the new york stock exchange is also closed in its first unscheduled shutdown since 2001. on sunday, the new york city mayor michael bloomber
interesting. if a foundation breaks down on a barn, well, you call the local cement truck to save it. but if the amish from time to time seem to strike a bargain with modern times, and if their customs- and sometimes these customs seem quaint or lly- are a bargain, it's a bargain that has allowed them to protect amish culture. they might turn around and ask the english- a term they use for anyone outside their group- "what do your secular beliefs bring you? we have beautiful farms, a simple life. you run off to cities, take jobs you hate, lock your parents in homes when they get old, don't have the sense of family we have, don't have the sense of beauty in a quiet, agricultural life." in fact, these believers are doing just fine, thank you. not only have they kept the modern world with all its problems at bay, nationally, they have grown from a meager band of 5,000 in 1900 to over 100,000 today. and their farms survive while many modern farms are failing. in fact, they survive very well, and simplicity and beauty and a sense of family and community. so the dilemma of the amish faith
feasting on the corpse of a another fund, the local auto parts of general motors. >> delco battery, made by the >> as the biggest customers, gm and chrysler collapse. delco, noun and delphi, went bust rid downs >> the vultures. they bought delphi for just 67 cents a share, bloated by $12 billion in taxpayer auto bailout subsidies the shares blue up from 67 cents to $22 a share. the auto task force chief called it extortion. extortion paid big time. so far, romney and partners of pocket over $4 billion. the billionaires' give romney a $1 million each for the republican campaign nevertheless, obamromney accused obama of conflict. >> i think there are a number of people on the president's team that do not want this story to get out critics romney said he was opposed to the bailout >> i said absolutely nine. do not write a check for $50 billion. >> these documents reveal a government bailout check was in fact cashed by none other than ann romney. it says she had a hunk of fortune in elliott management, a vulture fund. we wanted to ask mr. singer about his special deal with the romney's but h
with the sweet pea. >> besides selling to local chefs, san miguel produce is actually behind one of the most innovative products in the leafy greens market for consumers these days--bagged cooking greens. launched in 1996, it was the first packaged form of cooking greens in the united states. the idea all goes back to the 1970s when roy and his 2 partners were in the vegetable and lettuce business and saw the trend in the bagged salad market and wondered if there wasn't something else they could grow to distinguish themselves from the pack. >> after looking at some of the research, said there might be a market for this. so in 1995 was when we started to transition more of the ground to dedicated toward these leafy greens--the collards, mustards, turnips, kales. now--which was-- now we're up to about 17 different varieties, including organics. >> we're out here in a collard field. we grow collards year round here in california. it happens to be one of our biggest commodities for cooking greens. the crew out here today is hand-harvesting the various products. what they do is, they pull the out
ladies and gentlemen for the better by informing them about her beloved lemons, and that includes local chefs who pop by for a visit. >> i adore meyers, but i also thought since they're dwarfs, they were especially appropriate for me. hs] >> they don't get too big. i try to pick no lemon before its time, so when it gets to be-- >> yeah, how do you know when it's ready? >> the color. >> ok. >> you're looking for the-- the deepest orange color. it's a cross between a mandarin orange and a lemon. >> karen is just a--a wonderful, wonderful person. she has such a kind soul, and, uh, she treats these lemons like they're each individual, like they're one of her children. and it's so wonderful to have somebody that appreciates that so much, what comes fro-from the earth. and we're an organic, seasonal restaurant, and so we really appreciate supporting the farmer. >> ursula gets to support farmers every night at the flea st. cafe in nearby menlo park. there, they try to honor their local hardworking artisan farmers like karen, who grow and produce nurturing, farm-fresh foods. along with desserts
scure at t local people call"el "g like the tes ala ven, it shows the figure seated within a cave. grov above the cave are three trobedn ouds. this is a fantastic rain and fertility scene up on the hillside. it's placed right beside the major drainage of rainwater runoff from the hillside. thhillside cvi for peeltionto ensure erli on f weshes ry monent, which call the "flying olme" when i first saw it, i noticed that the headdress on the flying person was very much like nument 19 in la vea. not identical, but they were carved in theame way. so there is a connection in some of the art at chaltzingo with la venta's art. thlocation of chalcatzingo, a huge series of valley systems coming together, sort of suggests that maybe chalcatzingo functioned as a gateway city through which goods from across central mexico, and perhaps even western mexico, funneled into chalcatzingo and then moved eastward toward the gulf coast. obrego in the valley of mexico, on the outskirts of mexico city, archaeologists have excavated graves from about 900 b.c. containing clay figures and pottery of the olmec sty
. fennel from a local farm over in yolo. >> but the bulk of this produce doesn't stay here very long. within a few hours, much of it is trucked out to restaurants and businesses in northern california, some delivered by mills himself. he spends hours on the road, visiting farmers and chefs, taking produce from one to the other, and educating both parties along the way. >> may need a look at the progress of a particular crop or report back, maybe some feedback, to the farmer about how the chefs are using it or what they might be looking for in the near future. >> in many ways, produce express and people like jim mills are the link between 1,300 different restaurants in northern california and produce from all over the golden state. today's visit took us to del rio botanical farm in yolo county, where suzanne peabody ashworth was keen to get restaurants to start trying the fresh fava beans and greens she's growing. >> so we'll take some of these greens into a couple of restaurants this morning and see what the chefs want to do with them. in sacramento, there's been an explosion of rest
and fresh for at least one week, maybe even two. and always remember--buy local, buy fresh, and buy california. >> hi, i'm richard slusarz, chef here at the grand hyatt san francisco. and the dish we're gonna prepare today is a roasted california chanterelles salad with goat cheese and a balsamic vinaigrette. the california chanterelles in season right now-- very wonderful, very beautiful, great flavor. so, why don't we go ahead and make the balsamic vinaigrette right now? so, we're gonna take a little bit of fresh herbs... just a little bit of minced shallot. i have a little bit of stone-ground mustard. take a little bit of balsamic vinegar. all right. and then i have a little california extra virgin olive oil. and the salad's gonna be somewhat deconstructed. but you can see how it makes a nice vinaigrette--very classic with the balsamic vinegar. in this case, i'm just using our spring greens. toss a little bit on this with our greens. then we'll go ahead and plate. then we're gonna take our roasted chanterelles. and again, you can see, now obviously, they've roasted, they've conce
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